If you like Gymnastics, you’ll Love Acrobatic Gymnastics!!!
Acrobatic Gymnastics is a relative “new comer” to the gymnastics circuit in the United States. The sport debuted in the US at a competitive level in 1975 and joined with USA Gymnastics in 2002. Rather than using apparatus, gymnasts work with each other to perform balance and flight skills.
Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics has had a competitive acrobatic gymnastics team for the past 21 years. We have successfully trained and prepared athletes for local meets, State and Regional Championships, as well as National Championships for every year since the team’s founding. Currently, ATA has one of the largest acrobatic gymnastics teams in the country. Team ATA has proudly represented at all levels within the US as well as competed internationally as part of Team USA. We have represented the USA at 6 World Championships, recently medaling at the 2014 World Championships which was held in Paris, France in the Men’s Pair division! Our athletes have gone on to earn scholarships as well as work professionally for performing arts such as Cirque du Soleil or La Reve in Las Vegas, NV.
Acro athletes perform on an Olympic size spring floor, combining dance, gymnastics skills, and synchronized partner skills. There are five events incorporated within the acrobatic gymnastics discipline. The events include women’s pair, men’s pair, mixed pair, women’s group (3), and men’s group (4). Each pair/group performs routines to music featuring engaging choreography, acrobatic and tumbling skills, partner balances, and dynamic (flight) skills.
Athletes of varying heights, weights, and body types can participate in the sport. Smaller, more flexible athletes train as tops, while taller and stronger athletes train for base positions.
In late 2014, our elite Men’s Pair, along with other elite athletes from around the country, joined ranks under the leadership of Arthur Davis to form Acro Army. It was a select group of athletes that served to highlight the sport to the country. Acro Army wowed spectators and judges on the show, America’s Got Talent. Their group was highly acclaimed and competed into the finals where they placed third. It was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the sport we love!
Acrobatic Gymnastics is a sport that demonstrates both athleticism and grace, in combination with sport and art.